I have recently (as in earlier this week) taken up running. Mr. Biz has convinced me to do a 5k at the end of May, and I said I'd do it if he ran/walked with me. Ok, so I really didn't need that much convincing...I was already thinking of doing it, but his encouragement helped me decide to commit. I'm super pumped to join the ranks of those who "Run ATL" (and then, of course, I'll have to get one of the shirts).
Anyways, I'm thinking about a running playlist for my solo training days. I know I want to include "Uprising" by Muse and "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers. I probably also need to have some AC/DC...maybe start the list off with "For Those About to Rock." Any thoughts? Songs that get you really pumped up? I'm probably going to try to make it about 45 minutes long, so I'll have to whittle it down to the very best.
Feel free to wish me luck as I start this running/walking thing. I'm a little soft around the edges, and I've always been more familiar with the pages of a book than a pair of tennis shoes. So this will be interesting! :]
I am enjoying my evening with a cherry coke zero. Biz and I decided to stop drinking soda during the week...Friday night is technically the weekend, right? ;]
I am also amazed at how many nail polishes it takes to get a nice manicure that will last for more than a day or two. Base coat, color, glitter (ohhhh fun!), and top coat. I'm sure I'll be showing this manicure off when I have better lighting for pictures. Three of these polishes are by Sally Hansen; one is by Wet & Wild and I'm pretty sure it will chip in an hour or so. Oh, cheap nail polish...why are you so tempting with your fun colors?
I may or may not be wishing the Easter bunny left me more Reese's eggs. Because I may have eaten my last one today.
On a related note, anyone want to share their Reese's eggs with me? ;]
But I am excited because I have five new library books on my kindle to start reading. I'm on a million hold lists, and, of course, they all became available at the same time. I foresee a ton of reading in my future, but I'm not complaining! P.S.- In case you are curious, the books are The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Sea of Monsters (Book 2 in the Percy Jackson series) by Rick Riordan, and Avalon High by Meg Cabot. I'm not sure if I'm going to read Water for Elephants. I'm not to interested in it right now.Any opinions about that book?
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, "Who will roll back the stone from the tomb for us?"
Then they looked up, saw that it had been rolled back—it was a huge stone—and walked right in. They saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed all in white. They were completely taken aback, astonished.
He said, "Don't be afraid. I know you're looking for Jesus the Nazarene, the One they nailed on the cross. He's been raised up; he's here no longer. You can see for yourselves that the place is empty.
This past week has been my spring break and it has been a much needed break. But honestly, I feel like I could use one more week off. I guess instead I'll start my countdown until summer break...only seven more weeks! :]
So here are my random spring break thoughts...
1. Crazy drivers come out to play in the daytime. Normally I'm at work on weekdays between 8AM and 4PM, but this week I've been around town during those hours. I've been almost hit twice this week by drivers who weren't even looking while backing up or running a stop sign around a corner. Seriously, I don't know what's going on. I have a 90 minute commute each day, and I've never seen so many bad drivers. As a female I hate saying this, but I think it's a bunch of stay-at-home moms who don't know how to drive. For reals.
2. While I'm ranting, I don't like middle and high schoolers. That's the only bad thing about spring break...there are teenagers all over the place. Mr. Biz and I felt like asking some of the "too-cool" teenagers when their mommies were coming to pick them up. Haha, kind of mean, but a funny thought nonetheless.
3. Hikes are fun, but heights are terrifying. Yesterday we hiked to Panther Creek Falls, and it was beautiful, but there were many places where the path was quite narrow with a sheer drop off to the side. I am very, very scared of heights, so I may or may not have had a minor breakdown towards the end of the hike. Of course, I still recommend the hike. The falls were beautiful.
4. Spring break is a great excuse to eat lots of food. Peanut butter oreos, breakfast wraps (for dinner, of course), pizza veggie burgers (by Morningstar...try them!), lots of coffee, and Java the Nut smoothies from Planet Smoothie. If you have a Planet Smoothie near your house, make sure to go in and get a Java the Nut. It has coffee, peanut butter, and bananas. It is amazing. Addictive, really. I've had two this week.
5. Mr. Biz makes the best eggs. I feel sorry for everybody else because they don't get to eat his eggs several times a week. Eggs, cheese, and diced garlic= perfection!
6. We watched the new Muppet Movie the other night. It was pretty funny, although it was weird to hear that guy from How I Met Your Mother sing. He's not that great. But overall, we enjoyed the movie. I think my favorite song was the man or Muppet one...pretty darn hilarious. I recommend picking it up from Redbox.
7. We ate at a new place: Egg Harbor Cafe in Johns Creek. Very impressed with the food. I had an egg white omelet with a black bean and chicken chili, whole wheat english muffin with strawberry compote, and some potatoes. Biz had blueberry pancakes that were also delicious. The only thing that was disappointing was the speed of the service. They weren't too crowded, but it still took a long time for the two of us to get our food. But we will be back sometime soon.
Now it's just the seven week countdown till summer. I have my birthday to look forward to in twenty-five days, so maybe that will be a fun distraction during the last few weeks of school. Anybody else on spring break this week?
Spring break, baby! I'm celebrating my week off by taking pictures of the food I eat and sharing it with you. Exciting, right?
Annie's shell's and white cheese: This stuff is the BEST. Add in a little (or a lot) of garlic, and the taste is through the roof. Biz and I sometimes eat it in a spinach wrap...crazy, I know, but delicious.
Kroger Private Selection peach and mango salsa: I eat salsa on everything. Lime tortilla chips, burgers, scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches. Salsa is like the more delicious ketchup.
Vitamin Water Zero squeezed: I love this zero cal lemonade drink. It's not too sour or too sweet...simply perfect for hot summer-y days.
Oat Revolution maple & brown sugar oatmeal: Oatmeal is good any time of the day, but I haven't been eating it as much now that it's 80 degrees out. My favorite way to eat oatmeal is with a banana sliced up on top.
Skippy Natural pb with honey: This is my favorite peanut butter. It's all natural, but you don't need to stir it. The honey adds a little bit of sweetness, but it's not overwhelming at all. This is delicious on a tortilla, with a banana, or with an apple.
Kashi Crisp! cinnamon crumble cereal: One of my newest finds. Since I'm home this week, I got some 2% milk, so I figured I needed some cereal to go with it. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm sure I'll love it!
MorningStar maple flavored fake sausage: Mr. Biz and I looove soysage (say that outloud...it makes you sound like you're from Boston). This is our favorite brand and flavor. Absolutely delicious!
Luna bars (chocolate dipped coconut and chocolate raspberry): I eat at least one Luna bar per day (normally more). These are my two favorite flavors, but I also like chocolate peppermint stick and blueberry bliss. Do yourself a favor and try one out! They're especially good paired with a large mocha coffee. :]
And of course, with all of that healthy stuff you've got to have some peanut butter m&m's mixed in. :]
This is probably the most random post I've ever done, but I had a major shopping trip this afternoon and wanted to share what I got. At other times there's hummus in the mix, eggs, pasta, pesto, and whole-wheat pasta. What do you like to eat? And if you're on spring break, are you doing crazier things than me? :]